About: Scottish referendum

Elections 09-10-2017

EU failure to respond to plight of the Catalans is shameful

In Catalonia, there appears to be a majority in favour of independence at least as great as the majority in the UK which voted for Brexit. The EU cannot continue to close its eyes to what is happening, writes Sir Graham Watson.
Future EU 15-09-2017

Catalonian independence: Juncker ventures into unchartered waters

Jean-Claude Juncker likely infuriated Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Thursday (14 September) by saying that if Catalonians voted to secede from Spain in next month's referendum, the Commission would respect the outcome.
Elections 09-06-2017

UK election hangs in balance on disastrous night for May

Prime Minister Theresa May is fighting to hold on to her job today (9 June) as British voters denied her the stronger mandate she had sought to lead the country into divorce talks with the European Union.
Brexit 29-05-2017

Sturgeon: If SNP wins June election, PM May will have to grant independence vote

If the Scottish National Party wins the most seats in Scotland at the 8 June general election, Prime Minister Theresa May's refusal to agree to a second independence referendum will be unsustainable, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said yesterday (28 May).
Brexit 29-03-2017

May signs Brexit letter with call for UK unity

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday (28 March) signed the historic letter that will launch Brexit, a photo released by her office showed, as she called for unity even as Scotland voted for a new independence referendum.
Future EU 28-03-2017

May holds crisis talks in Scotland on brink of Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday (27 March) urged Scotland not to choose independence, while also fighting a political crisis in Northern Ireland in the frantic final days before she launches Brexit.
Future EU 20-03-2017

Catalonia again calls for Scottish-style independence referendum

Catalonia's separatist government yesterday (19 March) urged Spain's central government once again to let it hold a legal referendum on independence like the one Scotland staged in 2014 with London's approval.
Brexit 16-03-2017

May: ‘Now is not the time’ for Scottish independence vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday (16 March) rejected a call by the Scottish government for a second referendum on independence before Britain leaves the EU, but did not rule out a vote entirely.
Energy 15-03-2017

Chizhov: Don’t ask me if Russia plans to have an ambassador in Edinburgh

In a wide-ranging interview, Vladimir Chizhov, the Russian ambassador to the EU, spoke to EURACTIV.com about energy relations, sanctions and eastern Ukraine, multi-speed Europe, elections, referendums, covert action, and Donald Trump.
Brexit 14-03-2017

Parliament backs Brexit bill, notification expected by end of March

Parliament gave its approval yesterday (13 March) for Prime Minister Theresa May to start Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, even as Scotland signalled its opposition by announcing plans for a fresh independence vote.
Future EU 23-08-2016

Scots warn of Brexit costs as Sturgeon ups pressure on UK

Leaving the European Union will sap Scotland's economy by between £1.7 billion and £11.2 billion pounds (about €2 billion to €13 billion) by 2030, depending on which new trade relationship Britain chooses, the Scottish government said on Tuesday (23 August).
Brexit 12-07-2016

Cameron leaves legacy of failure

David Cameron's political epitaph was carved in stone when he resigned the morning after Britons voted to quit the European Union.
Future EU 01-07-2016

Scottish MEP: Pro-EU Brexit speech was made up on the spot

Alyn Smith’s impassioned speech calling on the European Union to not let Remain-voting Scotland down after Brexit was ad-libbed, by an MEP determined not to let the likes of Nigel Farage be the face of the debate. Scotland overwhelmingly voted to Remain in the EU in last week’s referendum.
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Brexit 26-06-2016

Expats begin looking for Plan B after Brexit

Many Europeans have benefitted from the right to live and work across the EU. Large numbers of British and French citizens that have crossed the Channel are now worried about their future in their adopted home. EURACTIV France reports.
Brexit 13-06-2016

Brexit could destroy the UK as we know it

The implications for the imminent referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union are huge and wide-ranging - they really couldn’t be any greater, writes Sajjad Karim.
Brexit 18-04-2016

Sturgeon says Scots won’t be taken out of EU against their will

Scotland should have the right to hold a new referendum on independence if the country is takenout of the European Union "against our will", the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) said on Sunday.
Brexit 05-11-2015

Why a win isn’t enough for David Cameron

The Brexit referendum will not be a simple win/lose equation. A slim victory for the 'remain' side will not be enough to lay the issue to rest, writes Tom Clarkson. 
Brexit 02-06-2015

Brexit will lead to clamour for Scottish independence, says Sturgeon

If Scotland leaves the European Union because of an English vote in the United Kingdom’s referendum on EU membership, the backlash could result in another Scottish UK independence vote, Nicola Sturgeon said today (2 June).
Brexit 14-04-2015

Deutsche Bank: Labour likely to form a government with SNP

Ahead of the 7 May election, in which Labour Party and Prime Minister David Cameron's incumbent Conservative Party are neck-and-neck in polls, Deutsche Bank said in a research note that the Labour Party is most likely be able to form the next government.
Brexit 09-04-2015

Scottish nationalists to seek full fiscal autonomy from UK

Scottish nationalists will try to wrestle full control over taxation and spending from the British government if they win kingmaker position in the 7 May general election, the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) said, hoping to harness a surge in support ahead of a UK-wide election to win more powers.
Brexit 22-01-2015

London transfers powers to Scotland as reward for staying in UK

The British government will publish a draft law today (22 January) underpinning the biggest transfer of powers to Scotland in over a decade, keeping a promise it gave to Scots to encourage them to reject independence last year.
Brexit 19-09-2014

Scotland votes to remain in the UK, ‘devo max’ underway

Scotland has voted to remain part of the United Kingdom, rejecting independence by about 55% to 45% in a poll that attracted a British record 84.59% turnout and is set to spur major constitutional change.
Brexit 17-09-2014

The EU and referenda on independence – a leap in the dark?

The referendum on independence for Scotland puts the EU in an unprecedented situation which is worth assessing on the basis of a series of legal, political and diplomatic considerations, writes Yves Bertoncini.
Brexit 17-09-2014

Union supporters with slight lead on the eve of Scottish referendum

Scottish supporters of staying in the United Kingdom are 4 percentage points ahead of secessionists, with just a day to go before Scots vote in an independence referendum, three different opinion polls showed.

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